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Saturday, August 02, 2008


Another article about the benefits of air tankers leads off today’s news, followed by the last installment of the LA Times articles on wildfires, this time highlighting Australia’s fire policies. A summary of wildfires in the Great Basin is recounted in a couple of articles, while the next relates details on the Lakeside Fire in San Diego County. The Turks are finally getting a handle on their wildfires. A detailed article from San Bernardino Press-Enterprise’s Rich Brook’s (who is a big fire aviation fan) talks about the lives of smokejumpers and, in another article, about a couple of aircraft crashes. Finally, a firefighting mystery in Ventura County is discussed.

Air Tankers Aid CA Firefighters

'Stay or go' policy puts Australian families on front lines of firefighting

Three wildfires burning in Utah; Payson fire is 30 percent contained

Montana wildfire enters second week

Lakeside fire 225 acres; forward spread stopped

Turkish firefighters taking control of forest blaze

Smoke jumpers help protect Inland mountains

Causes determined for two Inland aviation accidents

Mystified firefighters monitoring patch of ground where temperature reached 812 degrees